understands that her
happiness with boyfriend Zach Braff
," but she isn't changing anything in her life to appease her critics.
In a new interview
with The Sunday Times published over the weekend, the 25-year-old actor discussed her relationship with the 46-year-old "Scrubs" star.
“I think it irritates people that it isn’t who they expected,” Pugh said of her relationship with the director.
“Who should she be with, then? Timothée?” the interviewer asked, referring to Pugh’s former “Little Women
” co-star, who is also 25, to which Pugh replied, “Exactly.”
“But it's my life, and I'm not doing anything to please people or make a better headline or story,” she explained, adding, "I want to be a person as well!"
Pugh also spoke out about an Instagram
video she recorded last year after receiving online abuse
for simply posting a birthday tribute to Braff.
At the time, the "Midsommar" star told fans
that she "doesn't need you to tell me who I should and shouldn't love" and that "it isn't your place and really, it has nothing to do with you."
Florence Pugh (@florencepugh) shared this post on Instagram.
“It’s so strange to me to go on someone’s page and shit on it,” Pugh told The Sunday Times. “It’s so not in my nature
to go and bully for the sake of bullying
“It’s such an odd
thing that we’ve become OK with in the last ten years of social media
,” she added. “The thing is, people want Instagram to be a nicer place, they want to see nice things, they want to be inspired and they want to be happy. I don’t mind if you don’t like me, that’s perfectly fine
. Just don’t follow me.”
Pugh has previously responded to criticism about the couple's 21-year age difference. For example, after Braff commented on one of Pugh's posts with a princess emoji, a random troll wrote to him, saying, "you're 44 years old."
Pugh remarked, "And yet he got it."